Zibanejad has been the New York Rangers best player in the playoffs

The New York Rangers are a team and they would not be where they are today without the contributions of every single player on the roster. 

Of course, at postseason’s end the Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded to the MVP of the playoffs and each team probably has at  

least one or two candidates. In the case of the Blueshirts the argument can be made that three players are worthy of consideration 

Here are my three choices as the Rangers top candidates for the Conn Smythe. It should 

be understood that there’s still a lot of playoff hockey to be played so this could change. 

He’s the leader among all defensemen in playoff scoring with 20 points (5G – 15 A) in 15 games. 

With his two assists in Game 1 against the Lightning he extended his home point streak to 8 straight playoff games a new team record.